Artwork by Serwah Attafuah
Huna Amweero is a screenwriter and graduate of AFTRS, where she completed the Graduate Certificate (2012) and Diploma (2013) in Screenwriting. Amweero has written two short film scripts, Embrace (directed by George Nagle) and Bo Mi (directed by Andrew Lee), and served as a script editor on the short film Like Breathing (directed Liz Cooper, 2013).
Amweero was a recipient of the Emerging Filmmakers Fund from Screen NSW for her short script Alone (directed by Erin Good, 2014). That same year, she ranked 8th in the world for the NYC Short Screenplay Challenge. Her short films have screened at film festivals including Sydney Film Festival, St Kilda Film Festival and Cleveland International Film Festival.
Amweero served as co-writer on the Screen Australia funded web series Jade of Death (directed by Erin Good, 2018) for Last Frame Productions; the story follows a small-town girl who can hear how and when people will die. She was recently selected to attend the Bunya Productions Engendered Masterclass for Female Genre Writers and Directors which was hosted by Jeremy Podeswa (Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Six Feet Under, The Handmaid’s Tale) and writer and showrunner Raelle Tucker (Supernatural, True Blood, Jessica Jones).
With visual artist Del Kathryn Barton, Amweero has co-written two feature scripts: Blaze for Causeway Films and Flower for Aquarius Films. Blaze entered production in 2020, it follows a young girl who, after witnessing a violent sexual assault, retreats into her imagination where Puff, the shimmering magic dragon who has been her childhood companion, allows her to express her rage and ultimately find renewal. She is also developing a drama TV series.
Amweero will join Del Kathryn Barton and Sam Jennings at Semi Permanent Sydney 2021 to discuss their creative collaboration on Blaze.